Dungannon Convention Of 1782 - A talk by Dr William Roulston
- Dungannon Convention Of 1782 - A talk by Dr William Roulston
- Fri, 15. November 2019, 19:30 h - 21:30 h
- Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre - Dungannon, Co Tyrone
- Created by
- Jonathan Gray
Over its long history, Dungannon has often been at the centre of major events in Irish history. One of these was the ‘Great Convention’ held in the town in February 1782.
This convention was organised by the Volunteers, one of the most celebrated military forces in Irish history, and was an important demonstration in support of political reform in Ireland.
This talk looks at the background to the convention, how it was conducted and the resolutions that were passed at it.
The local aspects of the story are explored and key figures highlighted, including the Earl of Charlemont, the commander-in-chief of the Volunteers.
- 26 Market Square
- BT70 1AB
- Co Tyrone
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